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How do you make a saline solution for nasal allergies?

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Mix 2-3 heaping teaspoons of non-iodized salt (kosher salt with no additives is best) in 1 quart of distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water. Add a teaspoon of baking soda.

It can be used with a bulb syringe, a Neti pot, a plastic squirt bottle, or your cupped hands.

Store your saline solution at room temperature and mix it before you use it. If the solution stings, use less salt next time.

SOURCES: CDC. AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology): "New research finds that treatment from an allergist significantly improves asthma care."  FamilyDoctor.org: "Sinusitis."  Keojampa, BK, , 2004. MedicineNet: "Chronic Rhinitis." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

SOURCES: CDC. AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology): "New research finds that treatment from an allergist significantly improves asthma care."  FamilyDoctor.org: "Sinusitis."  Keojampa, BK, , 2004. MedicineNet: "Chronic Rhinitis." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

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